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5/14/2023 12:33 am  #1


The version history for 11.19.0 (and 11.18.7) refers to updates for Iridium GO.  What has changed recently?  We are thinking of using the new Iridium Go Exec on our boat.  We found the original Iridium Go too slow and unstable for Grib downloads, but the Iridium Go Exec seems more promising.


5/14/2023 12:40 pm  #2

Re: 11.19.0

The Iridium GO updates were mainly to improve the effiency of the process. It should be cleaner and faster now, epecially reconnects.

Iridium GO Exec is a separate thing form a connection pov.

The other big update was an improvement to the resume on broken downloads, which is mostly applicable to Iriidum GO and sat phones.

Resume is only supported for Expedition grib data, Rainviewer and most MyGrib/MyImage downloads. Unfortunately it isn't possible with Saildocs or Squid because of the way they send the data.


5/17/2023 10:09 pm  #3

Re: 11.19.0

Thanks, Nick.  We have not used Iridium Go much to get Gribs because of speed and connection problems.  We will have to try it again.
One complication on our boat is the Iridium Go is NOT wired into the boat network (which relies on a 4G modem and SailorSatphone for data access).  To use the Iridium Go as a backup, we need to log in to the Iridium Go wifi network, which disconnects the laptop running Expedition from the boat network.  We not only lose real-time data while downloading data through the Iridium, but when we reconnect to the boat network, we have not been able to access data from the race prior to the disconnection – in particular, race tracking and stripchart info.
This actually is not just an Iridium problem.  The Expedition laptop sometimes gets disconnected from the boat network due to other problems.  When we reconnect, Stripchart data starts over from the time of reconnection, and we usually lose prior tracking data on other boats in the race.  Are we doing something wrong?  Is there a way to reconnect to the prior data recorded for that race?

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